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TONIGHT! Spring Flowerpot Craft! • March 20th, 2019

TONIGHT! CRAFTNIGHT! @AKBAR! 9pm • March. 20, 2019 • Spring Flowerpot Craft! • Donations welcome! (we’re a 501c3)

HAPPY SPRING! The Vernal Equinox is HERE, and it’s also a FULL MOON!

The daylight is longer, painted lady butterflies are bravely migrating from Mexico to Oregon in huge droves, Insta-Influencers are trampling the poppies, people are wearing SANDALS and SHORTS, the weather is warmer, everyone’s switching from hot to iced coffee, stores are full of bathing suits, allergies are going bonkers: it’s SPRING, YES IT IS!!!!

What are we gonna do about it? We’re setting you up with a bright and cheery faux flower kit that involves pipe cleaners, felt, sparkly bits, and a buncha other shiny nurbs for decorating. It’s dimensional, it’s vivid, it’s all the vibrant

It’s also PRACTICAL. This faux flowerpot kit thingy doesn’t need to be watered like a real flower, thus, it will last for a really long time, and you can relax. It absolves you from any real kind of plant-caring responsibility, it means you can make it, set it on a windowsill, and just FORGET IT. Because let’s face it, more tasks and functions just need to be put on hold for a minute, okay? Ugh, it’s been too serious lately, time to take a break and enjoy this new fresh weather! Not having to water this faux flower means you’ll be free to explore the bright and reckless bloom of spring’s frivolity at it’s absolute most delicious.

It is time to thaw out! Pack away your sweaters, bring on the leisure, imbibe the rosé, run through the mustard fields, wave to the wispy clouds and chase every shimmering promise!

See you TONIGHT at the Craft Table, JP Craft Captain

March Antics:


CRAFTAOKE!

8pm @Akbar, it’s a rollicking good time featuring our special guest, KJ Terioke and a rollicking good painting puzzle craft!

More info HERE!


JP Happy Hour Mondays at Akbar: 4pm to 9pm! March 25th, and then April 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and more!


April Crafts: 3rd – Kites, 10th – Fusion Beads, 10th – Wooden Block Bank, 24th – Cactus Wind Chimes

 

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TONIGHT! St. Paddy Crafty! • March 13th, 2019

CRAFTNIGHT! @AKBAR! 9pm • March. 13, 2019 • St. Paddy Sand Art! Suggested donation is $3, but we won’t turn anyone away for lack of funds or too many funds, lol. Your donation goes toward supplies for CraftNight and SparkleBlob programs.

We haven’t done sand art in a dog’s age, so it’s high time we did some, in the shape of leprechaun heads, rainbows, and shamrocks! There will also be some supplemental St. Patty crafty surprises while supplies last for earlybirds and newcomers!

There’s a LOT of Irish walking around the City of Angels, most unlikely turning out to be ME, lol. Thanks to some fun and lively results from 23andMe, I found out that I’m around 15.7% British and Irish, with likely connections to places like Tyne and Wear, Greater London, County Cork, and County Limerick, to name a few. Thus, I’m in the mood to celebrate!

We want you to have your crafts in time for St. Patrick’s Day, which is not nearly the jamboree-drinking and partying fest that exists on the east coast. But we’re gonna do our BEST. Give the crafts you make tonight to someone who could use a bit of luck in their day. Wear green, pinch butts, find rainbows, seems like a pretty good to-do list.

If you want to celebrate in an especially raucous and fun way, join us for upcoming festivities with Bet Yer Bottom BINGO SHAMROCK EDITION this St. Patrick Sunday! Prizes galore, terrible jokes, boozy giveaways, and probably a limerick or two, after all, it’s my heritage and I want to share it with you.

See you TONIGHT at the Craft Table, JP Craft Captain

March Antics:


BET YER BOTTOM BINGO! 7:30 – 10pm MARCH 17

Details HERE!


March 20th – FIRST DAY OF SPRING! Flowerpot Craft! 


CRAFTAOKE!

8pm @Akbar, it’s a rollicking good time featuring our special guest, KJ Terioke and a rollicking good painting puzzle craft!

More info HERE!


JP Happy Hour Mondays, 4pm to 9pm! March 18th, 25th 


April Craft Preview: Kites, Banks, Necklaces, Windchimes and MORE!!!

 

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Tonight! TBA Craft! March 6th, 2019

CraftNight! Akbar! Tonight 9pm – 12am – CraftNight! Project: TBA!

Hi I JUST got off the train, I’m drying off, gettin’ on my Craft Capt. apron and heading to the bar with whatever I find on the way out the door! I’m pretty sure it’ll be darn good, because it always is.

See you at the Craft Table! JP Craft Captain

 

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TONIGHT! Shrinky Dinks • Feb 27th, 2019

CRAFTNIGHT! @AKBAR! • Wed. Feb 27th, 2019 • Shrinky Dinks! Craftnight is donation-based, your donation keeps CraftNight alive, thank you! xoxo ~MGMT

People often ask me what my favorite craft is. The answer is: Shrinky Dinks. If you do not know what a shrinky dink is… there is a possibility that you will make one at CraftNight tonight, and the naked truth of tenderness will cleanse you. Does that freak you out? Well breathe fully, and lemme just say, that Shrinky Dinks are TRANSFORMATIVE. They have the power to perhaps revitalize the place in you that is raw.

A Shrinky Dink looks like a lil’ dippy piece of plastic that you draw on, and who cares, blah blah, you use the pencils, half-mindedly scrawling whatever and then… our certified Shrinky Dink Technician puts it in the toaster oven (or uses the shrink ray) and ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE. It shrinks! You panic! It wads up and you just aren’t sure you can take it, and then it unfolds and flattens out and WOW YOU MADE THAT! And you wonder what you were doing and thinking before this moment, before you had this test of faith and triumph.

That’s how shrinky dinks make people feel.

It’s polystyrene! When you bake a sheet or segment of it, the result is a durable 1/3 size creation that is 9 times thicker than the original measurement. They were invented in 1973 by Betty Morris and Kate Bloomberg, two housewives from Brookfield, Wisconsin.

In 2008, UC Irvine Professor Michelle Khine applied shrinky dinks to create mini structures for the application of microfluidics to topics such as stem cell research. And in 2014, a team from Harvard University and MIT used Shrinky Dinks to create self-assembling robots.

Shrinky Dinks have given us so much, and continue to be used in new and inventive ways, that’s why its my favorite craft, come make one… or two… or three…

See you at the Craft Table, JP Craft Captain

Wait it’s almost MARCH?!? (Yes, yas, yep…)


March 6th Craft – TBA

March 13th – St. Patricks SAND ART! 


BET YER BOTTOM BINGO! 7:30 – 10pm MARCH 17

Details HERE!


March 20th – FIRST DAY OF SPRING! Flowerpot Craft! 


CRAFTAOKE!

8pm @Akbar, it’s a rollicking good time featuring our special guest, KJ Terioke and a rollicking good puzzle craft!

More info HERE!


JP Happy Hour Mondays, 4pm to 9pm! March 11th, 18th, 25th 


 

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TONIGHT! Paint-a-Penguin • Feb 20th, 2019

CRAFTNIGHT! @AKBAR! • Wed. Feb 20th, 2019 • Paint-a-Penguin!

I am not like Elsa from “Frozen.” The cold DOES kinda bother me anyway.

Let us try and embrace this freezy weather by painting wonderful little ceramic sculptures of PENGUINS!

The start of written penguin history by witless humans came from one Antonio Pigafetta, who was aboard Ferdinand Magellan’s first circumnavigation of the globe in 1520. He spotted penguins near what was probably Punta Tombo in Argentina. He called them “strange geese.” Thus also became the start of the underestimation of penguins by basically everyone. Do not be fooled, penguins are tenacious.

Penguins use teamwork and social connection to survive! These “strange geese” are the embodiment of fortitude, able to survive some SERIOUS WINTER SHIT. You have to have patience, strength and determination to get through subzero temperatures. Penguins don’t do figurative storms, they weather REAL storms and they know, somewhere in their minds, that there WILL be an end to inclement weather. They hunker down, they huddle together, they persevere. They’re a nice role model if you’re having challenges in your life, they are robust birds, they’ll show you the way.

Tonight, I’ll hand you your ceramic penguin, and plenty of paint colors to make it exactly the color you need to make it be your penguin and no one else’s. When times are hard, or things get heavy, your penguin will remind you that yes, things can be quite crappy, but the earth turns, and the sun WILL come out.

Come in have a cocktail, paint a flightless waterfowl, enjoy music, warmth, and the company of lovely people.

See you at the Craft Table, JP Craft Captain


FEBRUARY FUN YAHHHHHH!!! (Upcoming Thangs)

February 25th – JP Hosts “Bet Yer Bottom Bingo!” • Akbar • 7:30pm

February 27th – Shrinky Dinks! CraftNight Winter CLASSIC!

March 6th, March 13th, March 20th, March 27th – Yes Crafts, TBA, 9pm


JP Happy Hours: Mondays from 4pm to 9pm, come in to Akbar and enjoy an authentic lesbian cocktail at the world’s best gay bar on the corner of Sunset and Fountain!


 

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